Behrouz Boochani with Scottish PEN, Creative Conversations

Behrouz Boochani with Scottish PEN, Creative Conversations

Journalist, Human Rights Defender, Poet and Film-Maker

Monday 30 September 2019, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ

Behrouz Boochani is an Iranian-Kurdish journalist, human rights defender, poet and film producer. He was born in western Iran. He was held in the Australian-run Manus Island detention centre from 2013 until its closure in 2017, and has remained on the island since then.

Boochani is the co-director, along with Iranian film maker Arash Kamali Sarvestani, of the documentary ‘Chauka, Please Tell Us the Time’, has published numerous articles in leading media internationally about the plight of refugees held by the Australian government on Manus Island, and has won several awards.

His memoir, ‘No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison’, won the Victorian Prize for Literature and the Victorian Premier’s Prize for Nonfiction in January 2019. The book was tapped out on a mobile phone in a series of single messages over time and translated from Persian into English by Omid Tofighian.

As part of the on-going Creative Conversation speaker series journalist, writer, film-maker and human rights defender Behrouz Boochani will be speaking via videolink with Jane Archer of Scottish PEN.


Sponsored by the Ferguson Bequest and programmed by Creative Writing at University of Glasgow

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